Donald Trump Elections The Trump Adminstration U.S. Senate

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy May Have Fallen Into A Perjury Trap Of His Own Making

When he testified Friday before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said under oath that he had “no idea” mailboxes and sorting machines were being removed from post offices across the country, according to the Associated Press, adding:

“I was made aware when everyone else was made aware.”

That led Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who serves as chairman of the committee, to defend DeJoy, remarking:

“So this isn’t some devious plot on your part.”

But ask yourself a question: If DeJoy is the postmaster general, how did he not know what was taking place across the U.S. Postal Service? Did lower-level employees decide to pull mailboxes and take sorting machines offline on their own? Would you be willing to risk your job by making such a dramatic decision without blessings from your superiors, including the postmaster general?

There’s a much larger problem with what DeJoy told the committee on Friday: If there’s a single piece of paper or an employee of the Postal Service that can prove the postmaster general lied, then he committed perjury.

And we could know as soon as Monday if indeed DeJoy did lie under oath today. Because he’ll be appearing before a House committee on August 23, and his reception will be much less cordial than the one he received from Sen. Johnson and other members of the GOP on Friday.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said she’s convinced DeJoy committed perjury:


Granted, if the postmaster general did lie under oath, there’s almost no chance that Attorney General William Barr or the Justice Department would charge him, but as soon as Joe Biden is elected and appoints a new AG, DeJoy could indeed be hit with perjury charges and wind up behind bars for a very long time. Unless, of course, he wants to implicate others such as Donald Trump himself.

We’ve all heard talk of a “perjury trap” when a person gives testimony. It means that a prosecutor obtains a false answer from a witness by illegal means, and it’s incredibly difficult to prove.

But in the case of Louis DeJoy, he may well have fallen into a perjury trap of his own creation. How’s that for irony?

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

2 replies on “Postmaster General Louis DeJoy May Have Fallen Into A Perjury Trap Of His Own Making”

Considering the way the long arm of the law has been cut off at the neck over these past 4 years and the lack of indictments that have only got little more than one offender in jail Cohen, Only because trump was determined he should…. I have very little hope that things will be different. There are so many maybes log-jams along with slaphappy almost useless enforcement from judges and as for those in the repugnant party Certainly shows the distinction between light and darkness. I still believe Evil is so much bigger and we all know this is due to those whom continue to worshipping the dark side. Trumps evil is not over, YET!!!! and he sure knows were to find them in the dark corners of the USA and the world… Tired of embracing information that is to become the forerunner for bigger bolder criminal act that leaves the last scandalous behaviour for dead .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *